VIRGINIA COMMONWEALTH UNIVERSITY

NATIONAL RESOURCE CENTER
FOR TRAUMATIC BRAIN INJURY

Neuropsychology and Rehabilitation Psychology Division Department of Physical Medicine and Rehabilitation.

Brain Injury Association, Support Groups, Survivors

Brain Injury Association, Inc. (BIA)

The official site features state office contacts; media resource references (books, tapes, video); information on injury types, coma, evaluation; pediatric information (e.g., prevention, fact sheet); facts and figures. A community forum and bulletin board are also provided.

While you are waiting

Nice site to start with when family member has newly acquired TBI. Provides general information about Brain Injury (e.g., glossary of terms), an ICU Guide (e.g., explaining function of equipment, roles played by different medical team members, etc.), frequently asked questions in prognosis, advocacy, financial and legal issues, discharge, and rehabilitation.

TBI Chat Room

Real-time chat support for survivors of traumatic brain injury.This java-enabled site may take a few minutes to download, but may be a great resource, especially for those with limited transportation resources.

The TBI Recovery Network

The Brain Injury Recovery Network, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization dedicated to helping victims and families of brain and other serious injuries, has developed a Web site dedicated to providing practical advice from people who have suffered through the same experience. Their goal to provide information and support for both the crisis and the long-term care phases of recovery as well as prevention programs.

The Brain Injury Information Network

TBINET hosts e-mail lists for Brain Injury and other medically related topics. Features include: Searchable archive of past messages; security and privacy settings, customized for each list; virus and Spam protection. Lists include those related to: ABI/TBI Children Support; Caregivers; Spouses; Coma; Learning Disabilities

Family Caregiver Alliance Resource Center

Resources and links: California's Caregiver Resource Centers; Quick Facts About Common Brain Impairments; publications and Fact Sheets; Public Policy and Long-Term Care; Links to Other Resources; Research Articles; Request for Participants in non-FCA Research Studies.

Social Security Disability Resource Center

An informational website that provides answers to questions about how to apply for social security disability, appeal a claim in the event of a denial, and how to avoid common mistakes made by applicants.

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